I have been inspired to enter a competition on a blog - something I have never done before but what a great way to use up my stash!
I followed a tweet to the wonderful Emmas Cards UK - where there is a monthly crafty challenge - http://www.emmascardsuk.com/p/emmas-crafty-challenge_06.html
This months challenge is "the Sea" - this made me think of one my favourite childhood books The Snow Goose by the wonderful author Paul Gallico. It inspired me to create the card below
edit - This is one of the illustrations in the Snow Goose which inspired my card (sorry it hasnt come out too well) - a lovely book with the theme of love overcoming all, I tried to recreate the feel of the the lonely little boat and its captain with only the bird for company in my card.